Week 5 of college football brings us a clash between two teams placed in the top ten on German free television from the SEC. The Arkansas Razorbacks are this season’s surprise team and have already stumbled upon several favorites. Once again, opponent Georgia Bulldogs comes into play as the bookmakers’ favorite. The Bulldogs want to stay high in the race for the playoff spots and not suffer the first loss as the Texas A&M Aggies last week. They lost to Arkansas and need to get back on track against the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday night.
A lot is happening in the Southeastern Conference this weekend. The country’s best lines of attack often meet the best defenses. So good and exciting football is guaranteed.
# 8 Arkansas Razorbacks @ # 2 Georgia Bulldogs
18:00 on October 2, 2021
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Counting Arkansas among the playoff challengers would still be a bit of an exaggeration. But they have played flawlessly so far and will not give up against Georgia either. When the match starts at 12 local time, it will be physical and hard on the pitch at Sanford Stadium. The head coach of the away team Sam Pittman knows the Bulldogs from FF, he was four years earlier as an offensive line coach on the sidelines of Georgia.
Treylon Burks is unfair 😤 pic.twitter.com/ayKlKbe2tt
– Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) September 25, 2021
Wide Receiver Treylon Burks is the star of the team. Arkansas uses him widely, in motion and even as a kind of tight end on the offensive line or out of the backfield. He also seems to be getting a handle on his unnecessarily high drop rate and is a reliable playmaker in the Razorbacks ranks. Often he will meet cornerback Derion Kendrick in the game. Kendrick has the physique, agility and footwork to win one-on-one against matchups. If he succeeds against the Burks, he will even have the opportunity to present his ball skills as a former wide receiver. Because Arkansas cannot afford to launch the attack without its elite pass receiver, Kendricks will have his hands full.
The crucial factor will be how the now well-established offensive line manages against first-class edge-rushers Adam Anderson and nose tackle Jordan Davis. Both are considered for some reason as talents in the first round of the upcoming draft and are the toughest test for Arkansas this season. Davis likes to do the dirty work with strong hands and a low center of gravity and often has to be taken by opposing lines in doubles. This gives Anderson freedom. He likes to shoot through to the quarterback at lightning speed from the outside and has a special athleticism. Head coach Kirby Smart has once again found out that he is a linebacker of the size of Azeez Ojularis and Leonard Floyds.
Strong passing rushes with four defenders and regular flash by the linebacker corps are the specialty of this year’s Bulldogs defense. Dangerous Ball Hawks are waiting behind them. Towards the end, linebacker Nakobe Dean manages the rest, making it difficult for Arkansas to develop its offensive power.
If the ball then changes sides, it’s finally JT Daniel’s turn. Georgia quarterback is getting used to offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s plan and is implementing it almost flawlessly. Against Razorbacks, it will definitely be necessary to generate one or the other big game. This is where scouts look closely at how he is doing against the defense Star Safety Jalen Catalon evidence For an early draft pick, he still needs to present the safe upside and be more than a solid game manager.
The Catalon hard hitter is used wherever it is needed on the track. Even in the rush he could try to lure Daniels out of the reserve.
The Razorbacks want to once again silence the experts and continue their magical triumph. Georgia, however, is a legitimate candidate for the national championship and will prove it. So far, Arkansas has been able to dominate the battle line on both sides of the ball. They will not be able to make it easy against the Bulldogs. Despite physical and disciplined defense, the attack can not constantly drive the ball over the field on the ground as in previous weeks. Georgia’s offensive will be fast in relation to them.
Mississippi State Bulldogs @ # 15 Texas A&M Aggies
01.00 on October 3, 2021
College Station, Texas
Texas A&M received plenty of advance praise ahead of the season, ranking in the top five and listed as a challenger to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Now they have their backs to the wall against Mississippi State in Week 5. So far, the Aggies are not making it their exit to the NFL and to compensate for any damages to the offense. Their dazzling playmakers in the attack are not adequately staged.
This includes wide receiver Ainias Smith, running back Isaiah Player and tight-end Jalen Wydermyer. After four games, the three have about 800 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns. A solid result against, among other things, two smaller Group-of-Five programs, but measured against expectations, there is room for improvement.
The versatile Smith knows best so far to convince. On the other hand, NFL scouts want to see more from the physical player than an effective goal line back. Along with tight-end Wydermeyer, he is predetermined with his facilities to carry the Aggies’ attacking play on his shoulders. But even Wydermeyer has so far lacked his ability to be considered a threat at all levels of the field. Perhaps it will be helpful to lose to Arkansas and play against the most solid defense as a wake-up call.
Early 2022 NFL Draft crush: Kenyon Green (@ K_Green_01), IOL, Texas A&M
🔴 Listed at 6-4,325 pounds
202020 All-SEC and All-American selection
🔴22 match starters in two seasons
🔴Former Five Star recruit from Atascocita HS
🔴Must move to OT as a true junior
Young man is SPECIAL !!! pic.twitter.com/i1da7WumJ9
– Ryan Roberts (@RiseNDraft) March 29, 2021
Overall, Texas A&M has more potential in this game with first-round talent in offensive tackle Kenyon Green and defensive tackle DeMarvin Leal. On the Bulldogs’ side, it is primarily the left tackle Charles Cross who gets to present himself in the match against the Aggies. The powerful yet agile offensive lineman has what it takes to be a first-class NFL starter.
After 14 meetings, Mississippi State and Texas A&M share the record 7-7. Many fans expected more from head coach Mike Leach in his second year with the Bulldogs. But after narrow defeats against LSU and Memphis, the popular coach is always good for a rebellion, especially against a shaky favorite. The duel is an important indicator of his newly formed offensive line. If they win their matchups on the offensive line, the Aggies again depend solely on their playmakers. Then we can expect a close match. Otherwise, the greater talent on the part of Texas A & M and the home bonus should make the difference.